Fir Acres Student Advisor

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
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About the Position

Fir Acres Writing Workshop seeks mature and dependable recent college graduates who have an interest in creative writing for Student Advisor positions. Applicants must have strong people skills, leadership abilities, and have a working knowledge of Zoom software and other online social platforms. In 2021, Student Advisors will interact only with students online. Student Advisors will plan and lead daily and nightly social events, such as writing circles, game nights, creative art projects, icebreakers, and general hang-out sessions. Fir Acres Student Advisors are expected to write (and work) with a dynamic faculty and an online community of writers.

At the Fir Acres Writing Workshop, high school students from across the country typically come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers at Lewis & Clark. In 2021, our community will take place in an online environment. In daily Workshops, high school participants study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of thoughtful, published faculty. At night, participants gather to socialize, meet and hear from distinguished visiting writers, and work on their own poetry, fiction, and creative prose. The mission of Fir Acres Writing Workshop is to provide a high-caliber, pre-collegiate, creative educational experience to bright, inventive, and passionate high school students.

Fir Acres Writing Workshop runs from June 20-July 3, 2021. Student Advisors will need to begin on June 19, for training purposes.

What You'll Do

  • Applicants must have strong people skills, leadership abilities, and a strong knowledge of Zoom and other online social platforms.

  • Student Advisors will make sure students follow the rules of the program, check in with students in the mornings and evenings, and generally be available to help, advise, and mentor young writers.

  • In collaboration with the director, Student Advisors will plan and lead daily and nightly events.

  • Student Advisors should be tech savvy, organized, and have the ability to problem solve on the fly.

Must Haves

  • Must have a solid internet connection and a dedicated space to work safely and efficiently from home.

  • Bachelor's Degree

Prerequisites for Eligibility
  • Resume, uploaded

  • Cover letter, uploaded

Work Schedule
  • Hours/Days per week: During the two weeks, Student Advisors work approximately 96 regular hours and 31 overtime hours.

  • Benefit Eligible: No

Pay Rate

  • $13.25 per hour

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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